Assistant Prof. Omri Ram


Mechanical Engineering

Main energy field:

Energy Conservation

Transport phenomena


PhD – 2017 – Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering

MSc – 2013 – Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering

BSc – 2011 – Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering

Career Advancement Chair – a Taub Fellow (2022)

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2018-2021)

Research Interests:

Energy losses in flow and multiphase flow

Rapid phase changes occurring due to pressure drop (cavitation)

Inception of boiling processes

Bubbly flow dynamics

Selected Publications:

Karuna Agarwal, Omri Ram, Jin Wang, Yuhui Lu, and Joseph Katz. Reconstructing velocity and pressure from noisy sparse particle tracks using constrained cost minimization. Experiments in Fluids, 62(4):1–20, 2021

Ram, K. Agarwal, and J. Katz. On the mechanisms that sustain the inception of attached cavitation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 901, 2020

R. Hoffman, A. Zuckerman, O. Ram, O. Sadot, and Hagit Cohen. Changes in hippocampal androgen receptor density and behavior in sprague-dawley male rats exposed to a low-pressure blast wave. Brain Plasticity, 5(2):1–11, 2020

Ram and J. Katz. Persistent thin water films encapsulate oil droplets crossing an oil-water interface. Chemical Engineering Journal, 387:124075, 2020

Zuckerman, O. Ram, G. Ifergane, M. A Matar, Z. Kaplan, J. R. Hoffman, O. Sadot, and H. Cohen. Role of endogenous and exogenous corticosterone on behavioral and cognitive responses to low-pressure blast wave exposure. Journal of Neurotrauma, 36(2):380–394, 2019

Geva, O. Ram, and O. Sadot. The regular reflection → mach reflection transition in unsteady flow over convex surfaces. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 837:48, 2018

Ram, G. Ben-Dor, and O. Sadot. On the pressure buildup behind an array of perforated plates impinged by a normal shock wave. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 92:211–221, 2018

R. Hoffman, A. Zuckerman, O. Ram, O. Sadot, J. R. Stout, I. Ostfeld, and H. Cohen. Behavioral and inflammatory response in animals exposed to a low-pressure blast wave and supplemented with β-alanine. Amino Acids, 49(5):871–886, 2017

Zuckerman, O. Ram, G. Ifergane, M. A Matar, R. Sagi, I. Ostfeld, J. R. Hoffman, Z. Kaplan,O. Sadot, and H. Cohen. Controlled low-pressure blast-wave exposure causes distinct behavioral and morphological responses modelling mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and comorbid mild traumatic brain injury–post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of neurotrauma, 34(1):145–164, 2017

O. Ram, E. Nof, and O. Sadot. Dependence of the blast load penetrating into a structure on initial conditions and internal geometry. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 78:65–74, 2016, equal contributors

Sadot, O. Ram, I. Anteby, S. Gruntman, and Gabi Ben-Dor. The trapped gas effect on the dynamic compressive strength of light aluminum foams. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 659:278–286, 2016

Ram and O. Sadot. Analysis of the pressure buildup behind rigid porous media impinged by shock waves in time and frequency domains. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 779:842–858, 2015

Ram, M. Geva, and O. Sadot. High spatial and temporal resolution study of shock wave reflection over a coupled convex–concave cylindrical surface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 768:219–239, 2015

Liverts, O. Ram, O. Sadot, N. Apazidis, and G. Ben-Dor. Mitigation of exploding-wire generated blast-waves by aqueous foam. Physics of Fluids, 27(7):076103, 2015

M. Geva, O. Ram, and O. Sadot. The non-stationary hysteresis phenomenon in shock wave reflections. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 732, 2013

Ram and O. Sadot. A simple constitutive model for predicting the pressure histories developed behind rigid porous media impinged by shock waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 718:507, 2013

Ram and O. Sadot. Implementation of the exploding wire technique to study blast-wave–structure interaction. Experiments in fluids, 53(5):1335–1345, 2012